The Keeshond is one of the friendliest dogs out there. They appear to have a permenant smile on their face. They were originally bred as watchdogs in Holland, but now serve a lovable companions in the home.
Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club
The Keeshond is the national dog of The Netherlands
About this Breed
If you are looking for a new best friend, look no further than the Keeshond. During the 17th and 18th centuries, these pups guarded river boats in Holland. While these dogs like to bark, they make terrible guard dogs due to their extremely friendly nature. They are fittingly nicknamed “The Smiling Dutchman” in The Netherlands. Keeshonds need an average amount of daily exercise, but require more intensive grooming due to their long double coat. Two brushings a week should suffice with a Keeshond. These pups are quick learners and make exceptional family pets.
Keeshonds on Embark
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